Saturday, February 28, 2009

New building

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Packing

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5 years time




noah and the whale
5 years time
hi josh

bedbugs


cover of am new york from the other day

Obama

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

fashion week - February 2009

some of my favorite looks from fall 2009's fashion week in NYC:































in the pictures above are looks from:
3.1 phillip lim
alexander wang
betsey johnson
brian reyes
calvin klien
charlotte ronson
christian siriano
doo.ri
lyn devon
marc by marc jacobs
marchesa 
michael kors
miss sixty
morgane le fay
nicholas k
rag and bone
temperly london
toni maticevski
tory burch
yigal azrouel
& zac posen


L trains driven by ROBOTS

NY daily news


"The automatic system - called the Communications Based Train Control - will be in use on the overnight shift for a couple of weeks, Seaton said. If all goes well, it will be used between the morning and evening rush hours, he said, noting it's still unclear when the line will go all robo all the time."

Monday, February 23, 2009

hunnie and i

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Collage on spring st

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07 vs 08



from wwd

Sunday, February 22, 2009

House visits

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Sign at 66 box st

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

The littlest turtle

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Es muerte

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The new chair

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Happy birthday cherry

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Tulips and hydragias

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Christmas Day 2008

video

My internet celebrity

The Internet Sensation

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Link to the full text




Provisions of the final bill

The final $787 billion version signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009 specifies that 34% of the package is to be devoted to tax cuts equalling $286 billion, and a further $120 billion will be used to fund infrastructure projects. 64% of the package will be allocated for money for social programs and spending. The following details some of the spending:


Department of Defense facilities
Total: $7.03 billion
$4.2 billion to repair and modernize Department of Defense facilities
$1.3 billion for medical care for service members and their families
$890 million to improve housing for service members
$240 million for new child development centers
$150 million for the construction of state extended-care facilities
$150 million for an increase of claims processing staff
$100 million to improve facilities of the National Guard

Education
Total: $47 billion
$15.6 billion to increase Pell Grants by $500 to $5,350
$13 billion for low-income public schoolchildren
$12.2 billion for IDEA special education
$2.1 billion for Head Start
$2 billion for childcare services
$650 million for educational technology
$300 million for increased teacher salaries
$250 million for states to analyze student performance
$200 million to support working college students
$70 million for the education of homeless children

Energy
Total: $40.75 billion
$11 billion funding for an electric smart grid
$6.3 billion for state and local governments to make investments in energy efficiency
$6 billion for renewable energy power generation loans
$5 billion for weatherizing modest-income homes
$4.5 billion for state and local governments to increase energy efficiency in federal buildings
$3.4 billion for carbon capture experiments
$2.5 billion for energy efficiency research
$2 billion for car battery (traction) research
$500 million for training of green-collar workers
$400 million for electric vehicle technologies
$300 million to buy energy efficient appliances
$300 million for reducing diesel fuel emissions
$300 million for state and local governments to purchase energy efficient vehicles
$250 million to increase energy efficiency in low-income housing

Environmental cleanup
Total: $6.9 billion
$6 billion for the cleanup of radioactive waste
$600 million to cleanup hazardous waste that threaten health and the environment
$200 million to cleanup petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks
$100 million to evaluate and cleanup brownfield land

Government technology improvements
Total: $864 million
$500 million to update the computer center at the Social Security Administration
$290 million to upgrade IT platforms at the State Department
$50 million for IT improvements at the Farm Service Agency
$24 million to improve security systems at the Department of Agriculture headquarters

Healthcare
Total: $24.1 billion
$19 billion for health information technology
$2 billion for Community Health Centers
$1.1 billion to research the effectiveness of certain healthcare treatments
$1 billion to fight preventable chronic diseases
$500 million to train healthcare personnel
$500 million for healthcare services on indian reservations

Housing
Total: $12.69 billion
$4 billion for repairing and modernizing public housing
$2.25 billion in tax credits for financing low-income housing construction
$2 billion for Section 8 housing rental assistance
$2 billion to help communities purchase and repair foreclosed housing
$1.5 billion for rental assistance and housing relocation
$510 million for the rehabilitation of Native American housing
$200 million for helping rural Americans buy homes
$130 million for rural community facilities
$100 million to help remove lead paint from public housing

Hunger assistance
Total: $20.25 billion
$19.9 billion for the Food Stamp Program
$150 million to help refill food banks
$100 million for meals programs for seniors, such as Meals on Wheels
$100 million for free school lunch programs

Job assistance
Total: $4.97 billion
$3.95 billion for job training
$500 million for vocational training for the disabled
$400 million for employment services
$120 million for subsidized community service jobs for older Americans

Other infrastructure projects
Total: $17.355 billion
$4.6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers for environmental restoration, flood protection, hydropower, and navigation infrastructure projects
$4 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (wastewater treatment infrastructure improvements)
$2 billion for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (drinking water infrastructure improvements)
$1.38 billion for rural drinking water and waste disposal projects
$1 billion to the Bureau of Reclamation for drinking water projects for rural or drought-likely areas
$750 million to the National Park Service
$650 million to the Forest Service
$515 million for wildfire prevention projects
$500 million for Bureau of Indian Affairs infrastructure projects
$340 million to the Natural Resources Conservation Service for watershed infrastructure projects
$320 million to the Bureau of Land Management
$280 million for National Wildlife Refuges
$280 million for the National Fish Hatchery System
$250 million to improve Job Corps training facilities
$220 million to the International Boundary and Water Commission to repair flood control systems along the Rio Grande
$220 million for other public lands management agencies
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts to support artists

Other job programs
Total: $5.51 billion
$4 billion for state and local law enforcement agencies
$1 billion in preparation for the 2010 census
$210 million to build and upgrade fire stations
$150 million for the security of transit systems
$150 million for the security of ports

Other worker assistance programs
Total: $7.27 billion
$4.2 billion to provide an additional Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance payment in 2009
$1 billion to community action agencies
$1 billion for community and economic development projects
$500 million to help the Social Security Administration process disability and retirement claims
$200 million for AmeriCorps programs
$140 million for independent living communities
$100 million for food, shelter and support services
$80 million to the Department of Labor Worker Protection and Oversight agency to enforce worker protection laws
$50 million in grants for community "safety net" organizations

Scientific research
Total: $17.55 billion
$8.7 billion to the National Institutes of Health
$3 billion to the National Science Foundation
$2 billion to the United States Department of Energy
$1.3 billion for university research facilities
$1 billion to NASA
$600 million to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
$580 million to the National Institute of Standards and Technology
$230 million for NOAA operations, research and facilities
$140 million to the United States Geological Survey

Telecommunications and Digital TV
Total: $7.85 billion
$7.2 billion for complete broadband and wireless Internet access
$650 million for DTV conversion coupons and DTV education

Transportation projects
Total: $48.76 billion
$27.5 billion for highway and bridge construction projects
$8 billion for high-speed rail projects
$6.9 billion for new equipment for public transportation projects
$1.5 billion for competitive grants to state and local governments for transportation investments
$1.3 billion for Amtrak
$1.1 billion for improving airport security
$750 million for the construction of new public rail transportation systems
$750 million for the maintenance of existing public transportation systems
$720 million for improving security at the border and ports of entry
$240 million for the maintenance of United States Coast Guard facilities

Veterans Affairs facilities
Total: $1.05 billion
$1 billion for the Veterans Health Administration
$50 million for the National Cemetery Administration

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kind of the best pizza

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Dog meets world

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My cousin from israel

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That's a roach... In a restaurant

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Who's that

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Friday, February 13, 2009

The movie

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The boys

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Hmm

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Cherry

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